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to do it exactly it is a day my name is the uninsured and i work at g.w. . this is the w. news live from berlin brazil sends troops to its border with venezuela clashes break out between brazilian locals and venezuelans that tensions over a migration come to a head more than a thousand venezuelans who have fled the border town now forced back to their crisis country. also coming up at least a dozen are dead after
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a powerful earthquake once again told indonesia the tremors unleashed panic in the region hit just two weeks ago by deadly quakes and the big day for greece as it emerges from its final bailout program athens will now be able to tap into money on the financial markets for the first time in a year it follows years of austerity that led to widespread anger at the country's top tries to cut its debts we'll go live to athens and brussels. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program brazil has announced that it will send troops an extra policeman to a border town which saw clashes between venezuelan migrants and the local population the incident over the weekend has highlighted the many pressures facing other south american nations struggling to cope with a. influx of venezuelans who are fleeing a growing crisis in their country as
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a result some countries have now decided to impose border controls to check this flow. it was hoped that drove great saudis to greater to sell her home and leave her children behind in venezuela. hope that she would soon be reunited with her husband in peru and send for her children. but huddled with hundreds of other venezuelans hope is starting to fade. you know today i arrived and i have no hope whatsoever of continuing. i have two children i sold my house i have nothing anymore i can't go back to venezuela with empty hands i don't know i see. the new travel restrictions cut gets a by surprise like many others at this ecuadorian border crossing so far a tense calm has settled on the checkpoint but elsewhere in south america tempers are flaring brazilians in the border town of pocket i am
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a turned on venezuelan immigrants over the weekend forcing hundreds of newcomers to flee back across the frontier the violence broke out after an alleged attack on a local restaurant owner but tensions have been building for years as a huge number of venice whalen's have poured into brazil. back on the ecuadorian border gates is bunkering down for the long haul. for you. if you look at will do whatever is necessary because we can't go back. to. work. with little confidence in the reforms at home migrants here are holding out hope for a better future just over the border. and joining us now from the venezuelan capital caracas is journalist oscar like our welcome to you oscar i just want to address something that we saw in our report there how venice whelan's are facing travel restrictions in country as neighboring venice wella what options do people
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have now. well goodbye thief obstacles are winners wells are facing now the odds for staying are pretty grim for many because adding to the food and medicine shortages that have been waning for years there's also an energy crisis that has many cities without electricity and water transportation crisis has become another factor making my difficulty and when it's lana and high crime rates also make leading the country a much better option despite the obstacles that can come up in the border but this is the biggest gratian of people in the hemisphere. at the u.n. so we are expecting more people simply in the meantime the president of venezuela nicolas maduro has announced a series of economic measures to try and stabilize the country walk us through what they are and what the response to them has been. willing to measures include taking off a five zero soft the current currency and introducing new build into the system it
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also includes new gas prices higher taxes and a minimum minimum wage sixty times higher than what it is now starting in september now economists agree this is a blow to reply the charger that will worsen the economic crisis increase unemployment and push inflation to levels nobody anywhere have ever seen i.m.f. already forecast when it's going to reach one thousand percent inflation bridge here and with these measures some say they will fall short. of the opposition is calling for a national strike on track day and we're expecting more people to read the country is unemployment right. after slender with the very latest from the venezuelan capital caracas thank you so much. when i was get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world millions of muslims have begun the annual hodgepodge to mecca in saudi arabia over the next few
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days pilgrims will perform a number of rituals including climbing mount arafat and the symbolic stoning of the devil as one of the world's biggest gatherings. a turkish court has lifted a travel ban on the german journalist misawa tolu she was arrested and held last year after being accused of being a member of a terrorist group. she had already been released from custody but wasn't allowed to leave the country until now. the newly elected pakistani prime minister imran khan has announced that the government will begin an austerity drive to tackle the country's debt in his mavin t.v. speech after becoming pm khan also promised to introduce an islamic welfare system to reduce poverty. the new york times says that the actress and need to campaign or asia are gentle paid money to settle a sexual assault claim her alleged victim said that she assaulted him in a hotel room in two thousand and thirteen he was seventeen at the time argento
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spoke out for victims of sexual abuse after accusing disgraced producer harvey weinstein of rape last year. of dozens of elderly south koreans have crossed the border for a long awaited reunion with family members in the north a convoy of buses made the crossing earlier for the first reunions in three years they bring together families who were divided after the korean war in the one nine hundred fifty s. some haven't seen their relatives since the end of that conflict their unions were agreed by the two koreas after a historic summit back in april part of the recent thaw in relations between the two countries. of course over now to josh smith he is a reuters correspondent in the south korean capital seoul welcome to you josh how exactly are these reunions playing out. so the koreans from both sides who will be involved in this have about three days meetings. with
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which to reacquaint themselves with their relatives during those three days however they will only have about eleven hours total of several rounds of meetings face to face with their relatives people who we spoke to who have participated in the past described obviously a wide range of emotion obviously a lot of excitement but also worry sometimes awkward encounters with people who they may have not seen since they were small children and then of course there's the additional trauma of walking away from those meetings not knowing if you will ever see them as people again and these are unions they're part of the fall between relations between the two koreas what is the state of affairs in this process as you mentioned this is something the two sides have agreed on as part of a broader effort to achieve enter korean reconciliation and reduce tensions this was something that ended up being back in two thousand and fifteen.
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broader political disputes between the two sides and so this comes as both sides are trying to increase cooperation not only on the three unions but things off like potential economic projects a lot of cultural and sports programs and some political and military liaison efforts as well so given all of those efforts that you just highlighted can we expect family reunions more of them on a regular basis in the future. that is something that south korean president kim dae and has explicitly called for he hopes that this will become a regular occurrence and of course all of these families are also hoping for more regular contact with their relatives that of course does depend on continued good relations between both sides and so as we move forward this will be something certainly that the families involved will be watching very closely josh smith in
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seoul thank you well now at least a dozen people have been killed on the indonesian islands of lombok and. after a fresh series of earthquakes rocked the region a six point nine magnitude quake off the coast of the northeast was one of several powerful tremors that triggered landslides damaged buildings and spread panic this just two weeks after the worst earthquake on the island's recent history killed four hundred sixty people. it is a scene that is becoming familiar to races and some tall a-g. makers on the island of lombok the aftermath of yet another powerful arest quake this measuring marking chewed six point three the first in a series to strike the island over a matter of hours damaging buildings and causing panic. i was on the third floor it was very strong and we could feel the building shaking
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all of the lights went out. but. the initial air quake's epicenter was in long box northeast further travers' came next then a stronger and much shallower quake this time measuring six point nine hits off the islands northeast coast here a landslide triggered on the mountain where hikers had been trapped in july quake a week later on august fifth the worst quake in the island's history killed more than four hundred sixty people. there with terrorists who tales and business is well drilled in the task of getting people out quickly. to warn everyone ran out of the hotel but no one pushed their way through they evacuated calmly. fearing further tremors these hotel guests are preparing for a sleepless night i sayit hospitals to moving patients to relative safety and
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joining us now on the line from long island is hosni hosni from the international federation of the red cross thank you so much for joining us we just heard there the earthquakes on sunday they knocked out the power across most of lombok including where you are we understand how are people coping. again. we'd like to know if you have power we've heard that you don't and how you might be coping with that and how people in the in the region might be coping. yes the there were you are quoted yesterday starting in the afternoon. with the point pretty much neutered quit and followed likewise off the show. or at night at eleven pm local time here in long haul we had quite a big one. point nine magnitude quake and the tram are working well
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one strong here will cause a problem box and i'm in montana at the moment and was not to be there with my right close colleague we rushed outside of the building quickly as the power went out and we were just like in the dark couldn't see anything trying to get out of the building was not and you're with the red cross as we mentioned howard the relief efforts progressing given the circumstances that you've just described. you know at the end fire and money quick what helen getting the right you know knowing that. there's been a lot of. aftershocks recorded by hundreds of them and. to some remote areas has been really challenging in the sense that there's a lot of local land like going on and our edge was couldn't get through somebody on our air and we've been sitting on targeting more remote areas because we keep
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hearing reports that many people out there in remote areas have not reached the port and this last week out i joined the distribution team to one of the then our as you know one local time gas and we were able to find one remote area and that was the first time where local communities were. receiving aid from the even if somebody was at the time we were elbow to organize quite some distribution through motorbike and that's our priority really to get into more rural areas but we more on the truck at the moment it. bring our work over the jury more remote areas where people have to eat in the cold in that area what we thank you so much for describing how you're doing your work amid that challenging set of circumstances amid this fresh round of quakes on these indonesian islands joining
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us from long buck has me has me from the red cross thank you. to india now where a break in the weather is allowing rescuers to help those affected by catastrophic flooding in the southern state of carola more than three hundred fifty people have died in the past eleven days after heavy rains caused the worst flooding in the state in a hundred years a little over eight hundred thousand people are in relief camps and now much needed help is beginning to reach them. as the rains finally subside and carola help is pouring in from throughout india volunteers and charities are working at a fevered pace racing to get aid to the hundreds of thousands of victims still taking shelter at rescue centers. for this cause your decided to come together and help better than sisters in need. for the calamity that is happening in get along so or do whatever you can be done we can do we have tried every best thing
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for many victims the aid can't come soon enough. that i get among them i think anyone who lives lost my house i've lost everything i had. and i'm saying in a relief camp and i need help and i don't have all the. vital supplies are being dropped in by helicopter to deal with the growing shortage of food and water. but that in itself present stain gers. with some prefer him to stay on higher ground. and this is still a delicate and difficult rescue operation. fast flowing water and mudslides as well as being deadly have also uprooted trees and blocked off key access to roads. and the waters aren't the only danger confronting survivors local authorities fear disease could quickly spread if it dims remain in cramped relief camps. while
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robots are giving an assist to human police in kinshasa the capital of the democratic republic of congo drivers who flout the rules of the road now have to answer to the so-called robo cops who direct traffic and keep watch that is as long as they don't short circuit on the job. metal giant tossed with regulating traffic in kinshasa the capital of democratic republic of congo these so-called robo cops watch over bustling intersections lights regularly change from red to green and the hustle and bustle of the city. no business there ogle cops do good work and i'll country still. it actually helps but it's not working right at the moment. it happens to the best of robots just the one arm is working today. these modern traffic police made in this back yard workshop today as
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kyon goes he invented them so what is it that makes these robo cops work. like. metal for free on the robots make three thousand and six hundred movements of day dinner with traffic lights just stand there on the fifth these movements are so people can enjoy the traffic the up and down motion amusing. the robo cop just like a human being and people soft you might. but the machines can't manage all on their own human traffic police supervise the robots and try to make sure that car drivers obey them. but not everyone gets set. up in the open well we should have either one or the other otherwise it's just a waste of money. but today it has all become sons you all see it's the twenty first century. africa must wake up and start to sell its
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ideas and manufactured products that should be our objective to shift. the inventor is hoping for a whole troop oeuvre robot cops for more entertaining traffic all over the wild. beasts. it's news now and i jury and football faces an uncertain future with fifa threatening to ban the country from international competition including upcoming african nations cup qualifiers football's governing body issued nigeria a final warning due to alleged state interference in the running of the nigerian football federation a court case over the federations twenty four team presidential elections recently installed chris as the organization's new leader but rejected his mandate who allegedly he has the support of the nigerian government has said that the nigerian f.a. must reinstall the previous president i'm jus pick by midday on monday or face punishment
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. and in tennis former world number one novak djokovic became of the first player to win all of nine masters one thousand tournament's with victory over roger federer in cincinnati the thirty one year old sir beat federer six four six four wimbledon champion djokovic how the loss the sense in that the final to the swiss on three previous occasions. their time is a charm now it's over to monica jones and it looks like greece is out of the woods this time is no longer running out for greece at least it looks that way sarah a major milestone there as the country greece emerges the last of three bailout programs today for the past eight years athens have been dependent on aid from the european union the european central bank and the international monetary fund the loans given to greece amounted to two hundred sixty billion euros and in return greece had to implement painful austerity measures and reforms well now the time
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has come for greece to finance itself independently on the capital markets again the towel realistic is that. finally back on their feet financially no more cash injections or bailout funds that's the greek government goal after all the economy has been growing since last year mainly due to greek exports big gaining ground last year greece exported goods worth twenty eight point nine billion euros exports have risen by thirty five and a half percent since twenty ten but the lion's share is in refined petroleum products a worrying concentration experts say greece itself has no domestic oil reserves it only process is imports and then exports them small businesses are also important to the greek economy but they hardly make any money many banks are still sitting on bad loans and investors still don't trust the upswing they're also shying away from
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greece's high taxes and labor costs are well below the e.u. average wages and taxes have risen sharply in greece since two thousand they were at a high point when the crisis really hear it in twenty ten then they sank again they've picked up again since last year making greece less attractive for companies in the domestic economy greeks need to earn more money and spend more of it again almost one in five are still unemployed greece or. suffered through economic austerity now the country needs to start its recovery. and for more on this major milestone for greece today let's rope in our correspondents and he cassava in athens and in brussels good to have both of you on the show i would like to start with you anti because obviously big day for greece today question is are people there in the mood to celebrate the end of the bailout program well as you said it is a momentous moment here for greece but there is no one here celebrating because
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there is continued hardship in store for these people. and this because while the numbers have started to look good while the macro indicators are looking much better for this economy it still remains weak and this in these in this upbeat in this improvement has yet to trickle down to the really come to me and to the purses of the greek people and this unless the unless investments kick in and jobs are created this misery will continue to linger on don't forget we're dealing here with exhausting years of austerity that shrunk incomes by thirty percent one in three businesses have have gone bankrupt and more than a million people remain unemployed all right some mixed feelings there in brussels mixed feelings or it in absence what about the mood in brussels then. the mood to
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in brussels is relatively upbeat because in a sense of course the european union thinks this is a sort of victory if we look back to two thousand and fifteen the euro and the whole euro area was in a serious wobble the greek crisis was not just a blip on the arising it was a really deep conflict within the eurozone and so you know things ok we avoided the worst be avoided for instance a grex and that was something that was being talked about in two fifteen and so now it everybody knows this is a compromise everybody knows things could have been dealt was better over those eight years of bailouts and of course the e.u. things of succession of greek governments who are supposed to have made a lot of mistakes but still now we're at the point we're at and there is a sliver of hope and of course brussels talks up the success and says yes greek movie and we hope they will be capable to stand on their own feet economically so
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just very briefly there how reliable is absence now because they're tempted figures in order to join the euro in the first place of course everybody remembers remembers that a lot of creative bookkeeping however now they said see for us government has shown itself to be quite a reliable partner after the initial problems and everybody hopes that the elections next year up if may be the same or another government that will also be reliable and everything hinges on that greece has to stay on course that's what the european union says and cannot leave reforms all right. last question to you of course first of all is grex it really off the table and what does the government in athens have to do in order to keep it that way and keep greeks happy within the euro. well any and every economist i've been speaking to says that that prospect of greg is off the table at least for now but the baby out exit
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greece comes at a very precarious moment there is a turkey that's facing a financial meltdown italy's economy isn't doing well and brags it is on the charts so don't forget greece is still a very weak economy and that's why you have a lot of economists here even the central bank governor saying that greece should not lead on its reforms that yes it has gone through in his reach this important milestone but any. any any showing any semblance of letting up on its reforms may invite a new crisis all right auntie carrousel over there in athens about that obviously in brussels thank you so much to both of you. and to asia now where markets have risen on optimism that reported u.s. china talks this week could ease the trade disputes between the world's two biggest economies the two countries are holding talks on tuesday and on wednesday that aim
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to end the conflict before us president donald trump and chinese president xi jinping meet in november according to media reports investors are also holding out hope that the negotiations could head off further u.s. tariffs on sixteen billion dollars worth of chinese goods due to take effect on thursday china has already said it would respond in kind that is a reminder of the top stories we're following for you. brazil's president has deployed troops to a border town which the clashes between venezuelan migrants on the local population more than a thousand venezuelan migrants were forced to flee back across the border. and dozens of elderly south koreans have travelled by bus across the border to meet with their family members in the north a reunion sweat arranged by the two korean leaders at a summit in a cruel us part of a recent fall in renovations and watching the news come july from berlin more coming up at the top of the aleksey event.
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on nineteen sixty eight pm in the bronx. on august twenty first one thousand nine hundred sixty eight the reform movement came to a bloody end. two more songs and stadiums led by the soviet union invaded czechoslovakia. the dream of socialism with
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first time had a feeling of being part of something. one plans of those events today. ensued spoke of civil rights to peace movement and lenny's hitler during this period. nineteen sixty eight the global revolt starts september first column d. w. . cutler. prague wednesday august twenty first one to.

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